Monday, March 7, 2016

Bernie's Shushing Was Bad, But His Use of Classic NRA Scaremongering Was Far Worse


Seriously: This is not okay.

Sanders: "If that is the case, your position is that there should not be any guns in America, period."
Clinton: “That is like the NRA position. No."
Sanders: “Can I finish please?!”
She’s right, of course.

This “she wants to take all your guns away” stuff is exactly the sort of over-the-top scaremongering that we’ve been hearing from the NRA and NRA-bought politicians for decades. But hearing this garbage thrown around at a Democratic debate takes it to a whole new level. I’ve never heard anything like it, and it’s still hard for me to believe that Bernie actually went there.

But one organization is certainly thrilled that he did…
Wow.

If this isn’t a wake-up call to progressives who are defending Sanders’ gun record and his current rhetoric on this issue, I’m not sure what is.

3 comments:

  1. I usually like Bernie but last night his tone was awful.... and condescending. It was nothing like the Republican debates but he certainly lost his cool .... which is not very presidential. And his facial expressions and finger pointing weren't good at all - very distracting. I wonder if he really has the right temperment to be president. Didn't seem like it last night, that's for sure.

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    1. After this debate and a big loss tomorrow in Michigan...the end will be nigh for Bernie.

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  2. I agree, suzie2. I'm a long time Clinton supporter but a socialist at heart. I also recognize reality and Clinton's position on guns, as well as many other topics, is closer to reality than Sanders. The vast majority of people in this country want gun violence stopped. Personally, I'm in favor of the insurance route (rather surprised the insurance companies are touting up another government mandated revenue stream).

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